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    Totally impossible. Orchestral concerts are full of old people. I could spam this thread all day, but I try to post stuff that isn't overplayed (I hesitate to call it pleb-tier since it's usually still good music) but that won't bore everyone to tears because of its obscurity.

    I have listened to many renditions of this piece, and this is by far my favorite, owing to the way it's played from 5:55 to 7:20 or so.
     
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    Allegedly guys like Saint-Saëns and Hans von Bülow could simultaneously sight read Wagner's full orchestral scores and reduce them for the piano.

    I like Kocsis' Wagner piano performances:





     
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    You listen to Messiaen now (if so, your harmonic/stylistic tastes must be expanding)?



     
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    It was by accident, it started after an hour long nature/bird noises video. The less melodic stuff is for nighttime.
     
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    What stole the leitmotif to this one?

     
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    I'm interested in your opinions on this one; Michael Maniaci is an adult male soprano whose voice never broke for some reason (I'd guess hormonal problem) so has a similar voice to the castrati of the 18th and 19th centuries.
     
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    Does he have kids?
     
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    Does he have a high pitched speaking voice? I think countertenors (although the guy above is a soprano) typically have normal pitched speaking voices. There are recordings of castrati but the quality isn't the best since they were made long ago. That, and I think most of the singers were old and past their prime in the recordings.
     
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    Here is a video of him speaking.

     
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    Lizst played by some hot babe.



    This is a bit better

     
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    The video is titled incorrectly, these are the Études d'exécution transcendante d'après Paganini, not the later and easier (although still very difficult) revisions, which are titled Grandes études de Paganini. The revised version is almost exclusively played since the originals are obscenely difficult.

     
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